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Articles By Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology journalist. Her work has appeared in Wired, Business Insider, Rest of World, and other media outlets. Previously she reported for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Reach out to her at masha@biometricupdate.com.

Rights groups continue to call on the U.S. government to limit governmental use of facial recognition technology. Digital rights group…

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IOM and Japan back biometrics at Sri Lanka ports of entry

Biometric technology use continues to grow at airports around the world. Air transport industry IT provider SITA predicts that by…

 

Kuwait fingerprints 2M as biometric data registration deadline nears

Kuwait is finalizing its program of collecting fingerprints for the country’s central biometric database as the June deadline for completion….

 

The UK’s election may spell out the future of its national ID cards

Identity cards are back among the UK’s top controversial topics – thanks to the upcoming elections and its focus on…

 

Online age verification debates continue in Canada, EU, India

Introducing age verification to protect children online remains a hot topic across the globe: Canada is debating the Online Harms…

 

Identity verification industry mulls solutions to flood of synthetic IDs

The advent of AI-powered generators such as OnlyFake, which creates realistic-looking photos of fake IDs for only US$15, has stirred…

 

UK government rejects calls for clearer facial recognition laws

Debates continue among British lawmakers on the legality of police deployment of live facial recognition. After the UK Parliament’s Justice…

 

Veriff, iProov, Nice, Precise Biometrics announce new hires

After a hiring spree in February, global identity verification companies continue to welcome new executives and board members. Veriff names…

 

HID introduces access through Google Wallet, new reader module

Secure identity products maker HID Global is upgrading its products and releasing new services. The U.S.-based company launched the OMNIKEY…

 

Netherlands gets its first biometric age checks for cigarette buyers

Cigarette smokers in the Netherlands will now have the option to buy tobacco products with age verification technology. Around a…

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